Spotlight on South Africa: Nonprofit Profiles from SANGONeT

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TechSoup's partner in Africa, SANGONeT , has compiled case studies and profiles of the South African nonprofits and charities they serve. The goal of these case studies is to raise awareness of the impact these nonprofits are making in South Africa. This township is one of the poorest areas in South Africa. Greenpeace Africa works to protect and preserve the natural environment of Africa.

The Upcoming E-Waste and Refurbishment Standards Conference in South Africa

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As collection and processing of e-waste and discarded electronics in Africa reaches worrisome proportions, industry leaders and policymakers from all over the world are meeting in Cape Town, South Africa on June 7, 2013. A recent UN study finds that domestic consumption is the main contributor to Africa's growing e-waste problem. Africa now has more mobile phone users than either the U.S.

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Call for Abstracts: The International Conference on Knowledge Economy in South Africa


This looks like a fascinating event to take place in South Africa this October: The International Conference on Knowledge Economy.

Social Actions Adds Six New Action Sources; Partners with Innovators in India, South Africa, and the UK

Social Actions

Greater Good South Africa -> Donate. South African Social Investment Exchange (SASIX) -> Donate. Today, Social Actions added six new action sources to our open database of opportunities to make a difference. For a full list and profiles of the latest innovators contributing to Social Actions, please see Our Guide to 50+ Action Sources. New Action Sources. GiveIndia -> Donate. OptINnow -> Lend. Stop Climate Chaos Coalition -> Support a campaign.

For Africa, Entrepreneurship is the Way | Skoll World Forum

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For Africa, Entrepreneurship is the Way | Skoll World Forum : n South Africa, new mobile technology strategies are being used to educate the youth and to promote entrepreneurship

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Blackberry Modem Mash « Digital Diner

Gavin's Digital Diner

Comments Posts Home Some Stuff About Me Contents & Site Map Disclaimer Lifestream « Blogging with Word2007 Networking with Sushi – Hamachi VPN » Blackberry Modem Mash I was recently doing some background research on the costs and affordability of using 3G for internet connectivity in South Africa. Digital Diner Gavin Clabaugh's irregular blog on irregular things.

Latest global social, digital, mobile data for ya

AFP Blog

Alongside regional pictures that capture the stats for every nation on Earth, we also present in-depth analyses for 24 of the world’s largest economies: Argentina, Australia, Brazile, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, Thailand, the UAE, the UK, and the USA.

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


South Africa / $250. South Africa. AIDF Africa Summit. AIDF Africa Summit. Gathering 300+ senior representatives and advisors from regional governments, UN agencies, international and regional NGOs, CBOs, investors and donors, research institutes and the private sector, Aid & Development Africa Summit looks at how technological innovations and best practice can improve aid delivery and development strategy in East Africa.

Emmet Labs: saw a demo at TED

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

But, I think Stevie Wonder is the top person in connections (example, when Stevie dedicated I Just Called to Say I Love You to Nelson Mandela while he was imprisoned, his music was banned in South Africa). I saw a neat demonstration at TED, when I got the chance to meet Janice Fraser of Emmet Labs. The idea is to have stories about people in the past, and the connections between people, with a wiki approach with some extra structure.

Social Media, Nonprofits, and the Role of Individuals

Amy Sample Ward

This morning I had the pleasure (and some anxiety, to be honest) of presenting to the SANGONeT Conference taking place this week and next in South Africa. My presentation includes some brief highlights from research done in the US and the UK around social media use by nonprofit organizations (including the Nonprofit Social Networking Survey and the eCampaigning Report ).

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Beneblog: Technology Meets Society - Untitled Article

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Last week in South Africa I was discussing adaptive technology for the blind and software for human rights groups. I'm working from Maputo, Mozambique on this U.S. Memorial Day. Today I've been talking to humanitarian demining groups about our proposed mine detector. Our Martus human rights software was just covered today by the San Jose Mercury News in an article entitled Software Helps Rights Groups Protect Sensitive Information.

Go Around the Globe with #Storymakers2014

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With one-hour chats in Cameroon, New Zealand, India, Kenya, South Africa, Poland, Canada and the United States, we have over twelves hours of digital storytelling conversation planned for your listening pleasure. 11:00 am Eastern Africa Time / 8:00 am Coordinated Universal Time. South Africa. 11:00 am South Africa Standard Time / 9:00 am Coordinated Universal Time. 12:00 pm West Africa Time / 11:00 am Coordinated Universal Time.

Call for Partners! The 2020 Global Trends in Giving Report

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Example 2: You are a media outlet in South Africa. In exchange for promoting the survey, you’ll receive the data for donors based in South Africa. Now in its fourth edition, this year’s report provides technology benchmarks for Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the United States and Canada.

"A World of Good" on FRONTLINE/World Dec 25

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December 25th, 9 PM EST, Frontline/World will be re-broadcasting four "do good" stories about Kiva in Uganda, PlayPumps in South Africa, the Frederic Chopin International Piano Competition in Poland, and Juan Quezada and Mata Ortiz pottery in Mexico.

20 Crowdfunding Services for Nonprofits Worldwide

Nonprofit Tech for Good

In most parts of the world, however, government’s digital capabilities remain a work in progress and as a result, the ability to accept online donations is challenging for most nonprofits in Africa, parts of Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. BackaBuddy (South Africa). South America.

Social Enterprise Summit Blogging Contest Winners Announced

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Next year it will be in South Africa. Great to see two social enterprise bloggers, Kylie Eastley of Tasmania and Tristan Pollock from Minnesota, won Halle Tecco's contest on Huffington Post to go to the Social Enterprise Alliance Summit later this month in San Francisco. I just heard from Jerr Boschee, the interim CEO of SEA, that registrations are already well ahead of past Summits, and that over 30% of the attendees are coming from outside the United States.

Send March out with a blast to Congress

Judi Sohn

Eric spent 2 weeks in South Africa, then we went right in to Call-on Congress, C3 ’s annual grassroots training and lobby day. Isn’t it sad that I only blog here to introduce March and then now, to close it out? What a month. Laini’s Bat Mitzvah is in a month. This year, we had 65 advocates in DC for the training March 22-25, and it was a fabulous experience. We’re still getting pictures posted, but here’s a link to some of them from Flickr.

A Sneak Peak at Who Is Taking the 2018 Global Trends in Giving Survey

Nonprofit Tech for Good

South Africa 3%. Inspiring people to take online surveys is tough! We are grateful to the 3,573 people who have taken the 2018 Global Trends In Giving Survey thus far. This year we are getting more participants from outside of the United States, but we definitely need more diversity in our survey respondents for the data to truly reflect the global donor community. The survey is available in five languages – ????????????

Spotlight on TechSoup's Global Partners: Blogs, Hacks, How-Tos, and More!

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NGO Pulse (South Africa). Learn how a nonprofit in South Africa, the Papillon Foundation , helps unemployed people learn new skills and find jobs. From funding challenges to the need for better governance, find out about the current state of NGOs in South Africa and what must be done for it to improve. Our partners around the world have been busy working on some interesting projects, articles, and blogs for the nonprofit sector.

Conquering a Cruel Continent for a Cause

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TechSoup Global's vice president for Africa David Barnard did. David Barnard has completed six of these grueling races: The Kalahari Desert in Botswana and South Africa (its name is derived from a Tswana word meaning "the great thirst"). David lives in Johannesburg, South Africa and describes himself as a keen sportsman, but strangely doesn't think of himself as a runner.

Racing Through the Sahara for South African NGOs

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The run, set to begin today, October 2, is a 250-kilometer journey through the Sahara Desert ending at the Pyramids of Giza for the purpose of raising money for South African nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). TechSoup's partner in South Africa SANGONeT , that like TechSoup was founded in 1987, organized the No Pain No Gain fundraiser. SANGONeT's mission is to help the approximately 100,000 NGOs operating in South Africa with technological and computing support.

Science and Technology Partnerships with Africa: Opportunities for European Foundations

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European Foundation Week Session: Science and Technology Partnerships with Africa: Opportunities for European Foundations – presented by the South African Department of Science and Technology, as part of the European South African Science and Technology Advancement Programme , 31st May 2010. This week, several TechSoup Global staffers are participating in Foundation Week in Brussels. This post comes from GuideStar International chair Buzz Schmidt.

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society - Untitled Article

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I've been in South Africa for just two days and have had several exciting meetings. My base of operations has been the IDP Africa Forum 2004, a conference for organizations serving the blind throughout Africa. I have had several great conversations about the state of adaptive technology for the African blind, and am getting good ideas for how we can help over the next few years. I also have been meeting with human rights groups.

Botswana's Elections and the Use of Social Media

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While they note that their use of social media tools is behind countries like Nigeria, Uganda, or South Africa, there are promising signs that individuals like journalists and students are using such tools to monitor and report on the ongoing elections. Global Voices Online is reporting how social media is playing a role in the latest parliamentary and council elections in Botswana.

How Digital Inclusion Is Done in Africa

Tech Soup Blog

I've just returned from organizing an electronics recycling conference in Cape Town, South Africa, where I met Dr. Hylton Villet, the chairman of MyDigitalBridge in Namibia. Namibia is a medium-sized country that borders South Africa. It's located on the southwest Atlantic coast of Africa. It received its independence from South Africa in 1990. In Africa, Internet is wireless, and Africa uses mainly cell phone towers to provide broadband.

Results of the African E-Waste and Refurbishment Standards Conference

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A couple weeks ago, I posted about an upcoming e-waste and refurbishment standards conference in South Africa that I was co-organizing. To explore ways to integrate the already large informal recycling sector in Africa in ways that provide income and also ensure personal health for these workers, and environmental health for Africa. To identify industry leaders in Africa willing to be early adopters of international standards.

My remarks just made at WIPO today

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Statement of Benetech to the 20th Session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights at the World Intellectual Property Organization June 23, 2010, Geneva, Switzerland • My nonprofit organization, Benetech, operates Bookshare, the largest online library for people with print disabilities, with the mission of bringing accessible books to all people with print disabilities around the world • We have roughly 100,000 members in the U.S.

Join Our 24-Hour Round-the-World Twitter Chat

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On May 4, we and our partners from Australia to South Africa, Kenya to Warsaw, and Florida to San Francisco will host a 24-hour, around-the-world #Storymakers2016 Twitter chat. East Africa Time (11 a.m. SOUTH AFRICA. East Africa Time (11 a.m. West Africa Time (2 p.m. Central Africa Time (4 p.m. Since our last storytelling Twitter chat , both the opportunities and challenges in producing a great digital story have increased.

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The Davos Blur

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Running through the hall, I ran into Kristine Pearson of the Freeplay Foundation (hand and solar powered radios for mainly Africa), and heard about her new radio/MP3 player with 32 GB of storage.

Latest global social, digital, mobile data for ya


Alongside regional pictures that capture the stats for every nation on Earth, we also present in-depth analyses for 24 of the world’s largest economies: Argentina, Australia, Brazile, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, Thailand, the UAE, the UK, and the USA. From We Are Social Singapore.

Why I gave $20.09

Amy Sample Ward

I started 2008 in Cape Town, South Africa with the simple goal of working fulltime on Social Actions by July 1st. Social Actions is a nonprofit initiative that helps you find and share opportunities to change the world.

Keeping life straight and starting over yet again

Judi Sohn

Eric spent 2 weeks in March on an assignment in South Africa. It’s April, and despite my best intentions, I’ve only managed 5 blog posts here on during February and March and about the same on WebWorkerDaily. sigh:: My New Year’s resolution to get my blogging voice back isn’t going so well, is it? I have some good excuses: C3 keeps me busy. March is our crazy month, and this year was no exception.

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Allison Jones, Millennial Leader: How I Have Fun, Do Good

Have Fun - Do Good

A group of us touring, studying, and volunteering in Cape Town, South Africa Seriously! Good morning, Have Fun Do Gooders! Welcome to the third week of my series of guest posts by bloggers sharing how they have fun and do good. My seventh guest blogger is Allison Jones.

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Asia/Pacific Partners Meeting: Disaster Recovery, Knowledge Sharing, Cloud Computing, and More

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Representatives from Connecting Up Australia , Frontier Foundation (Taiwan), Hong Kong Council of Social Service , NASSCOM Foundation (India), and NGO Pulse (South Africa) were in attendance.

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Sheroes You Should Know: Inspiring Stories for #WomensHistoryMonth


Along with earning her PhD (she is credited as the first woman in East and Central Africa to do so), Maathai taught at the university level, worked in the Kenya government, and founded the Greenbelt Movement. History remembers Queen Anna Nzinga as one of the great female rulers of Africa. Originally from California, Harriet Chalmers Adams lived a life that saw her travel through South America, Asia, and the South Pacific. she·ro (pl.

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Infographic on the Internet in Africa

Great infographic documenting the current state and near future of Internet access in Africa. Another amazing stat–27% of African Internet users are in South Africa.

Benetech and the Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission

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For example, South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission collected about 21,000 statements, just about 1,000 more than the TRC collected from Liberians living inside and outside the country.

What's NetSquared Up to in May?

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Johannesburg, South Africa. Johannesburg, South Africa: Open Data for Nonprofits - an Introduction. Here’s your monthly update from the world of NetSquared Local. I'm going to blow your mind by sharing some stats and our May events. Read on! What Is NetSquared Local? NetSquared Local is TechSoup's volunteer-driven network of nonprofit tech meetups and salons.

My Pay It Forward Portrait

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It was created by Roy Blumenthal , an artist who lives in South Africa with many talents! By Roy Blumenthal. This is my pay it forward portrait. I met Roy via the portrait he did for Dave Wallace's web site and communicated via flickr. I'm lucky in that he sometimes works on a pay-it-forward basis - so in return I donated the value of his portrait in in-kind time to my favorite development organization in Cambodia and paid it forward to a few folks with some good deeds.

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society - Untitled Article

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Zanelle Mbeki (first lady of South Africa), talked about the opportunities in market failure. The Voices of Davos This meeting is all about conversations. It's an opportunity to connect with interesting people from around the world, all with important perspectives.

Win 2 Tickets to the Global Fund for Women 20th Anniversary Gala

Have Fun - Do Good

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the Honorable President of Liberia, as well as women leaders from Colombia, South Africa, Malaysia, Liberia, Bosnia/Herzogovina and Egypt will be honored at the event. Many of you contacted me to say that you enjoyed my interview with Kavita Ramdas , the President and CEO of the Global Fund for Women.

Webinar: Monthly Donors, Social Media, and Cross-Channel Integration: Critical Tactics to Boost Your Fundraising in 2013


Eric has an MBA from the Carey School of Business at Johns Hopkins University, an MA in Government and International Studies from the University of South Carolina and a BS in Political Science from the University of Wyoming. In addition to his work in the environmental advocacy arena, Eric has extensive experience working on political and issue campaigns from Wyoming to South Africa. Make 2013 the year your fundraising comes of age.

Mr. Jim Goes to Washington (and New York, and Nairobi, and Seoul, and Kampala, and Boston…)

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

My main commitment was to attend a conference in Uganda (described below in this blog post), but I figured if I was in east Africa, I should take the opportunity to first visit two key partners in Kenya (after having a coffee on Sunday with my cousin's daughter, an MIT grad working on analyzing traffic safety data gleaned from social media in Kenya). Kampala, Uganda The Sixth Africa Forum was the main reason for my Africa trip.